The UWM Alumni Association’s Master Chats Series features UWM distinguished professors and alumni speakers presenting on a range of engaging topics.

Sponsored by the UWMAA Emeritus Board of Trustees, Presidents’ Circle and UWM Libraries.

The events take place at the Golda Meir Library Conference Center (2311 E. Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee) and are FREE and open to the public, but advance reservation is requested. Light refreshments will be provided prior to the event.

Following the presentation, take part in a one-hour, post-lecture lunch with the presenters beginning at noon. You must pre-register for the lecture and advance purchase a $10 box lunch at least seven days prior to the event. Box lunches are served with a homemade cookie, fresh cut fruit, chips, and bottled water. (A minimum of 10 people must purchase a lunch at least seven days prior to the event for this to take place.)

Parking is available at the Student Union Parking Garage (2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee).

Questions? Please contact Abby Strozinsky at or 414-229-3295.

For additional campus-related questions, please call the Union Information Center at 414.229.4825.

2018-2019 Master Chats Series

Friday, September 21, 2018 – Privacy in the Digital Age…and Why It Still Matters!
Featuring Michael Zimmer, UWM Associate Professor, School of Information Studies & Director, Center for Information Policy Research

Friday, October 26, 2018 – Denuclearization of North Korea

Featuring Uk Heo, UWM Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science

Friday, November 16, 2018 – Re-Birth, The Harley-Davidson Turnaround Story

Featuring Tim Hoelter, Retired Harley Senior Executive, Keynote Speaker & President, Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Milwaukee

Friday, February 8, 2019
– Phenology in a Changing Climate
Featuring Mark Schwartz, UWM Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Geography

Friday, March 1, 2019 – The Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery and the Process of New Drug Research

Featuring Douglas Stafford, Director, Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery

Friday, April 19, 2019 – Women’s Underrepresentation in Elected Office in the U.S.

Featuring Kathleen Dolan, UWM Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science – RSVP for this event

Series breakfast sponsored by